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What did the people in the Gupta Empire wear?
The people of ancient India wore some of the same garments that are worn in India today. In the north, the dhoti was popular. This was a very long cloth that was draped around the lower body and legs and tied at the waist. In the south, the women wore a sari. A sari is a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around both the upper and lower body. When worn correctly it is very elegant. When Alexander the Great invaded India, his men commented on how the people dressed, including the use of parasols as sun screens and shoes built up to make the wearer seem taller. Alexander the Great was quite impressed. Gupta Daily Life